Best Kind of Paint?

Anonymous asked 9 years ago

I have always used Semi-Gloss paint because it is easy to clean and I am fixing to repaint my whole house. I do not like flat paint. Which is best to use, Eggshell, Satin, or Semi-Gloss? Someone told me that semi-gloss doesn’t go on as smooth. Is this true?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

A good "all purpose" interior paint sheen is satin. It has a nice shine without looking like plastic and is very washable.

If you like semi-gloss then you should use semi-gloss. All good paints are washable and durable no matter the sheen. Even good 100% acrylic flats are very durable.

The matter of smoothness is a fact of application, not necessarily the type of sheen. Well applied paint will feel smooth. The only difference is with flat or eggshell and satin or semi-gloss, the flatter sheen's feel (look) dull and the higher sheen's feel (look) smoother.